Microwave Cheesy Chicken Nachos

Microwave Cheesy Chicken Nachos

This recipe for microwave nachos is easy, versatile, and takes only fifteen minutes. These delicious microwave cheesy chicken nachos are packed with flavorful chicken and green chiles and overflowing with layers of melted Mexican cheese. But the real beauty of this easy-to-make microwave nachos recipe is how many ways you can customize it. Switch up the meat, go for spicy cheese instead of classic, add diced avocados or try adding as many flavor-packed toppings as you can think of!
Prep 10 Minutes
Total 15 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 4 cups tortilla chips
  • 1 package (8 oz) shredded Mexican cheese blend (2 cups)
  • 1 cup shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ mild enchilada sauce (from 10-oz can)
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • Nacho toppings, as desired (shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced avocado, sliced ripe olives, chopped fresh cilantro leaves, sour cream and/or salsa)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. On large microwavable plate, arrange tortilla chips in single layer. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of the cheese.
  2. In medium bowl, mix chicken and enchilada sauce. Spread evenly over cheese layer. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the cheese. Top with green chiles. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  3. Microwave uncovered on High 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is heated through and cheese is melted. Top with nacho toppings.

Expert Tips

  • Take this easy microwave nachos recipe and make it your own! Try other pre-cooked meat like pork tenderloin, steak, or pot roast in place of the chicken.
  • We love melting our classic Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican 4 Cheese Blend on these tacos, but if you are looking for a spicy twist, try our hot and spicy Old El Paso™Shredded 3 Pepper Cheese instead.
  • Go beyond these classic toppings. Instead try sprinkling fried eggs, cooked sausage and salsa for a twist on huevos rancheros.
  • We love making easy and delicious food in the microwave! These easy microwave recipes for Taco Salad Dip or El Grande Burritos are not only delicious, but they only take 20 minutes to get on the table!


4 servings

1 Serving Calories 450 (Calories from Fat 240);  Total Fat 27g  (Saturated Fat 12g,  Trans Fat 0.5g); Cholesterol 85mg;  Sodium 730mg;  Total Carbohydrate 26g  (Dietary Fiber 2g,  Sugars 2g);  Protein 25g  

% Daily Value: Vitamin A  10%;  Vitamin C  8%;  Calcium 40%;  Iron  8%;  

Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 1  1/2 Very Lean Meat, 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat, 2 1/2 Fat

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